Nature vs. Nurture

Nature vs. Nurture

What plays into our humanity? Nature vs. Nurture – how two factors affect one individual.

Audrey Woodsa year ago
Staying Together for the Kids
I write this story because I am a child from a household that stayed together for the children. Growing up, I can remember never liking my father. Before I get to telling you why, let me tell you the ...
Annie V2 years ago
Between the Raindrops
And then I hate you. I hate you because you took everything that was us out of that house. Everything that was us — that was our family. You went and you tore it down and tore it out of our lives, out...
Fearsome Father — A True Story
It's weird how one day your perfect little life seems a distant memory. The days when you'd wave out of the window every morning mouthing "I love you" to a father who loved you back. Each Sunday being...
Scotty French2 years ago
My Parents Weren't Scholars
My parents were not scholars. They were not socialites. They were not bright, optimistic, souls with hope for their futures. They were, in fact, kids who grew up too soon with ugly pasts and sad, sad ...
Parenting Without Using Physical Punishment
As promised in my last article, I’d like to share some ways of parenting children without using physical punishment that I learned both as a parent and a grandparent. This article is not designed to c...
I Am NOT the Adoptive Daughter Of...
My uncle and I stood awkwardly across from one another in the nursing home room. In between us, my mother lay dead in her bed; her mouth agape and the left side of her face blackened from a violent fa...
Kelsie Tyler2 years ago
Family
Family. You think that it is all happy memories and great moments when you think of that word. But for a majority of people it is quite the opposite. Whether it's to a small extent or a huge one. I us...
To Smack or Not to Smack?
The debate on smacking is an interesting one in as much as there are not many fence-sitters on this subject: people either have no problem with it at all, saying “I was smacked as a child and it didn’...
Lizz DeBow2 years ago
Coming Face to Face With Me
I still remember the day I met you. I was the bratty little sister of one of your friends. You were playing basketball at the fair grounds. My brother was so mad that mom made him bring me along. As I...